The 250-megawatt California Valley Solar Ranch (CVSR), under construction in eastern San Luis Obispo County, is generating clean, reliable solar power for transmission over PG&E’s utility grid. CVSR will help California achieve its goal of generating 33% of its energy from renewables by 2020.
The SunPower® T0 Tracker technology installed on the site is quiet, requires no fuel and needs minimal water. It will generate enough emission-free energy to power the equivalent of 100,000 average homes—or the equivalent of nearly every home in San Luis Obispo County. Over its two-year construction period, CVSR is creating approximately 350 jobs during construction and will inject $315 million into the local economy.